Kate Middleton is the Most Fashionable Mum-to-be: Vote by British Mums to Be
A recent poll has revealed that 81% of UK mums think Kate Middleton is the “best dressed pregnant celebrity” out there.
“We’re not at all surprised that the Duchess won a landslide victory,” says Jas Uppal of RebelRebelClothing.co.uk. “Ordinary mums are tired of seeing stars flaunt their pregnancy for the magazines and admire Kate’s classic elegance.”
I can’t argue with these results, especially since we’ve constantly seen Kate’s gorgeous maternity outfits over the months. Her choice of pastel coloured dresses and jackets, three-quarter length sleeved dresses and her classic nude LK Bennett pumps have had mums adoring her simple, yet elegant style. Kate likes to keep things down-to-Earth and modest but who can forget her stunning emerald green, Alexander McQueen gown with a thigh-high slit that she wore whilst presenting the Sports Personality of the Year award to Bradley Wiggins in December.
Kate Middleton vs. Kim Kardashian
There have been many polls and debates over whether Kate’s style is better than the likes of Kim Kardashian, another star who was recently pregnant. Well, the poll speaks for itself. Kim only took 6% of the vote for best dressed. In my opinion, I love Kim Kardashian and although I may be obsessed with the whole franchise behind her, I feel as though she tried to force her normal style during pregnancy too much. The image of her swollen feet in transparent heels spring to mind… She received a lot of criticism for her outfits but they haven’t all been dreadful. A few have been a bit ridiculous, including the overly floral gown worn at the Met Ball but we have to remember that Kim was already a very curvaceous woman and pregnancy changed her shape drastically so it’s impossible to look great all the time whilst pregnant (although Kate does seem to do a good job of that).
Other celebrities that just couldn’t top the Duchess include Katie Price, who took 7% of the vote, Kate Winslet with just 4% and Fergie with a mere 1%.
Kate = Style Icon
One thing’s for sure, Kate’s style will influence mums everywhere for years to come and rightly so. “A Kate-inspired pastel coloured dress teamed with a smart black jacket and clutch is a great summer look and one that every mum can pull off,” recommends Jas.